List of Army Battles & Military Events in Idaho


The following is a list of battles, actions, combats, skirmishes, military events, etc., in Idaho from April 19, 1775 to July 1, 1902 as recorded by Francis B. Heitan in Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903.

The campaign against the Blackfeet Indians in 1823 was not in Idaho.

  1. Snake Indians (Idaho and Oregon) May 24 to September 8, 1855; August 19 to October 11, 1862; May 4 to October 26, 1863; August to November 1879.
  2. Murder of emigrants on Snake River by Bannock Indians on September 13, 1860.
  3. Salmon Fork on September 13, 1860.
  4. Soda Springs (Bear River) May 5 to 30, 1863.
  5. Grand Pass, July 7 to 11, 1864.
  6. Boonville, July 20 to August 17, 1864.
  7. Salmon Falls, August 27 to October 5, 1864.
  8. Fort Boise, February 1 to 20, 1865.
  9. Bruneau Valley, February 15, 1865.
  10. Poison Creek, March 8, 1865.
  11. Owyhee River (Idaho and Oregon), July 17, 1865; May 27 and August 26, 1866; January 8, August 11 and December 12, 1867; January 4, May 26, 29, 1868.
  12. South Canyon of Owyhee River, May 27, 1866.
  13. South Fork Owyhee River, August 26, 1866.
  14. Owyhee Creek, December 26, 1866.
  15. Warm Springs, February 16, 1867.
  16. Camp Three Forks Owyhee, April 17, 1868.
  17. Camp Lyon, May 29, 1868.
  18. Snake Canyon, June 9, 1868.
  19. Battle Creek, June 24, 1868.
  20. Big Salmon River, July 25, 1868.
  21. Juniper Canyon, July 26, 1868
  22. Juniper Mts., August 8 to September 5, 1868; January 25, 1869; April 25, 1872.
  23. Salmon River, August 20, September 22 and June 11, 1869.
  24. Nez Perce Campaign, June 14 to October 5, 1877.
  25. White Bird Canyon, June 17, 1877.
  26. Clearwater River, July 1, to 12, 1877.
  27. Cottonwood Ranch, July 3 to 5, 1877.
  28. Craig's Mountain, July 3, 1877.
  29. Oro Fino Creek, July 17, 1877.
  30. Camas Meadows, August 20, 1877.
  31. Surrender of Nez Perce Indians, October 4, 5, 1877.
  32. Ross Fork Agency, January 16, 1878.
  33. Bannock Campaign, May 30 to September 4, 1878.
  34. Bennett Creek, August 9, 1878.
  35. Henry's Lake, August 27, 1878.
  36. Big Creek, July 29, August 18 and 20, 1879.
  37. Sheepeater Indian Troubles, August to November 1879.
  38. Big Meadow, September 21, 1879.
  39. Middle Fork Salmon River, September 22, 1879.
  40. Chamberlain Basin, Octobder 1, 6, 1879.
  41. Weippe, July 17, 1887.
  42. Coeur d'Alene Mines, 1892 and 1899.
  43. Bannock Indian Troubles, July and August 1895.
  44. Miner Disturbances in Idaho, April 29 and October 20, 1899.